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Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

Elk Grove Unified School District believes that family and community engagement is a fundamental component to student success and achievement. When district and school staffs build authentic relationships and encourage collaboration, it creates a culturally responsive mindset, which fosters trust and produces a welcoming environment. We will increase confidence in EGUSD by providing opportunities to partner with all families and the community in ways that support both the academic success and the social/emotional wellness of every student.
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The foundational elements of our work:

 
  • Relational: it is vital for student success that the relationship between the home, the school and the community serve as the foundation for shared responsibility.
  • Collaborative: we believe in partnering with our families and community stakeholders to provide opportunities for shared learning.
  • Developmental: in order for our students to grow both academically and socially, initiatives must be focused on building staff, community and family capacity to help our students to be college and career ready.
  • Interactive: it is important that we provide engagement opportunities that are interactive and allow families and the community the opportunity for two-way communication.
  • Linked to Learning: All engagement initiatives should be aligned with school and district achievement goals that help students to be college and career ready.

Welcome to Elk Grove Unified School District

Welcome to Elk Grove Unified School District

Meet the Faces of F.A.C.E.

Meet the Faces of F.A.C.E.


F.A.C.E. Staff

F.A.C.E. Staff

Family and Community Support

Antonia Slagle - Program Specialist
Ana Solano - Program Assistant
 
Kathy Wilson - FACE Professional Learning Instructional Coach
Alma Avalos - Program Educator
 
Family School Community Liaisons
Alexandria Anderson
Laura Banuelos-Rodriguez
Florentina Favela
Jencie Ferraro
Gina Perez
Satnam Singh
Keishaun Turner


Newcomer Welcome Centers and Partnerships

Lysette Lemay - Community Partnership Coordinator
Patty Gonzalez - Bilingual Program Educator - Spanish
Samiah Yaqubi - Bilingual Program Educator - Dari, Farsi, Pashto
 
Jenny Smith - Refugee Family Coordinator
Ali Benawa - Project Implementer, Cultural Ambassador
Ahmad Ameerzada - Parent Liaison, Cultural Ambassador


Attendance and Enrollment

Don Gordon - Attendance Improvement Office Coordinator
Melissa Saenz - Program Assistant
 
Regional Attendance Improvement Technicians
Ashleigh Cloward - Region: Laguna Creek HS, Harriet Eddy MS, Sheldon HS, TR Smedberg MS
Heidi Harris - Region: Pleasant Grove HS, Katherine Albiani MS, Franklin HS, Toby Johnson MS
Lamarr Jackson - Region: Monterey Trail HS, Edward Harris MS, Valley HS, Samuel Jackman MS
Aisha Madu - Region: Calvine HS, William Daylor HS, Rio Cazadero HS, Las Flores HS, Cosumnes Oaks HS, Elizabeth Pinkerton MS
Melissa Zepeda -  Regin: Florin HS, James Rutter MS, Elk Grove HS, Joseph Kerr MS
 
Nancy Ludu - Program Specialist Enrollment & Attendance Support
Ana Solano - Program Assistant
 

Family and Staff Academic and Wellness Support

Lucy Bollinger - Program Specialist
Ana Solano - Program Assistant
 
Family Resource Teachers
Megan Sladen - Family Teacher Academic Teams, AVID
Karen Briggs - Family Teacher Academic Teams, AVID
Laurie Fox - Family Teacher Academic Teams, AVID
Vicki Trimingham - Family Wellness Series, SEL Family Support
Nancy Lopez - Home Visit Coordinator
Mental Health Therapist, Family Focused
Becky Stroble - Mental Health Therapist
Lupe Heredia - Bilingual Mental Health Therapist
 
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Family and Community Engagement (FACE)

Lisa Levasseur – Director
Catrina Quinn – Administrative Assistant
 
Phone:
(916) 831-5530
 
Mailing Address:
Family and Community Engagement
Elk Grove Unified School District
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Room 111
Elk Grove, CA  95624

Workshops

Family Wellness Virtual Series 2022 - English | Spanish
Most workshops will be held via Zoom from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.